We're thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite authors (and a good friend of the store's), Sarah Bird, with her new novel set on the island of Okinawa today and during World War II. Bird tells the entwined stories of two teenage girls-an American and an Okinawan-whose lives are connected across 70 years by the shared experience of both profound loss and renewal. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Above the East China Sea from BookPeople.
Sarah Bird is the author of seven previous novels, including The Flamenco Academy and The Yokota Officers Club. Bird has been selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers series; a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember list. She has written screenplays for Paramount, CBS, Warner Bros, National Geographic, ABC, TNT, Hemdale Studio, and several independent producers. She has contributed articles to The New York Times, Salon, O Magazine, and is a columnist for Texas Monthly. Sarah, who moved all over the world growing up with her air force family, lives in Austin, Texas, where she performs her own material regularly at the Hyde Park Theatre.